Residents and tourists visiting Mount Nebo have today received a major road safety boost with two dangerous black spots on Mount Nebo Road set to be upgraded through the 2021-22 funding round of the Morrison Government’s Black Spot Program.
Over $1.17 million is being invested to upgrade the notorious Goat Track and Mount Nebo Road intersection and another section of Mount Nebo Road just east of Manwaring Road where crashes frequently occur.
Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.
“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of the victims,” Mr Dutton said.
“Mount Nebo Road will soon be safer for local residents and the many tourists using the road to visit a beautiful part of our region.
“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input and I encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”
These upgrades are part of a $20.8 million investment in Queensland under the Black Spot Program’s 2021–22 funding round.
The Australian Government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2023–24 to improve road safety across the nation.
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.